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Updated World Track and Field Top List: May 2

The updated world top list following the latest track and field meetings that took place over the weekend. Caribbean stars Omar McLeod and Kirani James were among the world-leaders this past weekend.

Omar McLeod of Jamaica wins 60m hurdles
Omar McLeod of Jamaica wins the 60m hurdles title at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Photo by Getty Images

The updated world top list following the latest track and field meetings that took place over the weekend.

Among the athletes blasting to the top of the world top list last weekend were Caribbean stars Omar McLeod and Kirani James.

London 2012 Olympic Games champion James of Grenada produced a 2016 best time of 44.08 seconds in the below 50 degrees weather to win the men’s 400m at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday night (29).

James’ time improved his very own previous world-leading mark of 44.36, which was set at the 2016 Chris Brown Invitational last month, while breaking his previous Drake Relays record from last year.

Portland 2016 World Indoor Championships gold medallist McLeod of Jamaica was equally as impressive when putting away a very strong field to win the men’s 110m hurdles at the same meet on Saturday.

McLeod, who earlier this season flashed to a personal best time of 9.99 seconds over the 100m, returned to the obstacles to open his campaign over the barriers with a very impressive 13.08 (-0.1 m/s) seconds in wet and cold conditions at Drake Stadium.

He improved the the 13.33 secs by American Jason Richardson in Gainesville, FL, on 2 April.

Another Caribbean star moving to the top of the listing at the weekend was St Lucia’s Levern Spencer, who leaped 1.95m to win the women High Jump competition, joining Chaunté Lowe of USA and Akela Jones of Barbados who have both cleared the same height.

Elsewhere, USA’s Jenn Suhr cleared 4.82m at the Bobcat invite in San Marcos, TX on Saturday to set a world-leading mark in the women’s pole vault, while Kenya’s Sally Kipyego ran 14:58.60 for a new world season’s best at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford on Sunday.

World List 2016

100: Jenna Prandini USA – 10.95
200: Dafne Schippers NED – 22.25
400: Shaunae Miller BAH – 49.69
800: Caster Semenya RSA – 1:58.45
1500: Linden Hall AUS – 4:04.47
3000: Helen Ekarare KEN – 8:56.92
5000: Sally Kipyego KEN – 14:58.60
10000: Irene Chapati KEN – 31:15.38
3000S: Courtney Frerichs USA – 9:29.31
100H: Kendra Harrison USA – 12.36
400H: Ashley Spencer USA – 54.70
HJ: Levern Spencer LCA – 1.95
Akela Jones BAR – 1.95
Chaunté Lowe USA – 1.95
PV: Jenn Suhr USA – 4.82
LJ: Brooke Stratton AUS – 7.05
TJ: Shanieka Thomas JAM – 14.57
SP: Gong Lijiao CHN – 19.77
DT: Sandra Perković CRO – 70.59
HT: Gwen Berry USA – 75.11
JT: Vera Rebrik RUS – 67.30
Hep: Akela Jones BAR – 6307
Yorgelis Rodríguez CUB –  6307
HM: Violah Jepchumba KEN – 65:51
Mar: Tirfe Tsegaye ETH – 2:19:41
4×1: USA – 42.22
4×2: Pure Athletics USA – 1:30.56
4×4: Florida USA – 3:26.28

Men List 2016

100: Femi Ogunode QAT – 9.91
200: LaShawn Merritt USA – 19.78
400: Kirani James GRN – 44.08
800: Nicholas Kiplangat Kipkoech KEN – 1:43.37
1500: Ronald Kwemoi KEN – 3:35.77
3000: Ryan Gregson AUS – 7:47.73
5000: James Wangari KEN – 13:13.93
10000: Paul Tanui KEN – 27:22.28
3000S: Matt Hughes CAN – 8:22.31
110H: Omar McLeod JAM – 13.08
400H: Johnny Dutch USA – 48.36
HJ: Jamal Wilson BAH – 2.30
PV: Shawnacy Barber CAN – 5.91
LJ: Rushwal Samaai RSA – 8.34
TJ: Christian Taylor USA – 17.11
SP: Joe Kovacs USA – 21.47
DT: Fedrick Dacres JAM – 68.02
HT: Serghei Marghiev MDA – 78.48
JT: Jakub Vadlejch CZE – 85.54
Dec: Leonel Suárez CUB – 8347
HM: Solomon Yego KEN – 58:44
Mar: Eliud Kipchoge KEN – 2:03:05
4×1: Canada – 38.11
4×2: Canada – 1:19.20
4×4: LSU – 3:00.38

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Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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